Well, some (most?) knew this was coming. Then there are others who kept screaming OH MY GOD WHY HAVEN’T WE RELEASED JACOBY JONES WE ARE GETTING RID OF EVERYWHERE ELSE!?!?! …and then they would kick their dogs and light their faces on fire.
This was always going to happen. The Texans were thin at WR, and they thought (ridiculously) that they might be able to get a low pick for him, so they did EXACTLY what I would have done – tried to get a 6-7th round pick for him – because why not – and then cut him loose when that inevitably failed. They didn’t miss out on any free agents because they held on to Jacoby. Not cutting him earlier didn’t do them any damage. I figured they would draft two WRs, and they did just that – including a guy who will figure into the return game immediately in Keshawn Martin.
Anyway, enough of that. I always liked Jacoby Jones, no matter how many near heart attacks he induced in me. He was a loyal guy, and at his best he was a lethal playmaker on special teams. On offense, yeah not so much. Sadly, most people will remember him for his disastrous game against the Ravens in the playoffs, where he apparently cost the Texans the game single-handedly by muffing one punt and throwing three interceptions while wearing T.J. Yates’ jersey.
Jacoby allegedly turned down more money from the Washington Redskins in order to stay in Houston last year, which is certainly admirable. It also may give a hint as to where he will end up. With Kyle Shanahan in Washington and other Texans offensive connections in Oakland, perhaps Jacoby will have multiple suitors.
Good luck to Jacoby. I hate that there are people in Houston who threatened him after the Baltimore game, and people who wanted to run him out of town (instead of just off the team)
because of what happened in a football game. This is obviously for the best. He could use a change of scenery, and the fans would have just treated him like dirt at the first dropped pass or misplayed punt.
Just… please… I hope he doesn’t somehow end up in Tennessee.